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Bruce Stiftel, FAICP, is professor of city and regional planning at Gerogia Tech
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Bruce Stiftel, FAICP, is professor of city and regional planning at Georgia Institute of Technology. His research concerns collaborative governance of environmental policy and international movement of planning ideas. He regularly teaches courses in planning theory, planning dispute resolution and international development.

A graduate of the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Stiftel is former president of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, member of the Planning Accreditation Board, editor of the Journal of Planning Education and Research, founding chairperson of the Global Planning Education Association Network (GPEAN), and member of UN-Habitat's expert group on the International Guidelines on Urban and Territorial Planning. He represents GPEAN to the UN-Habitat University Network Initiative Steering Committee, and is the American Planning Association's National Planning Conferences Education Vice Chair.

Recent Posts

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September 30, 2018, 5am PDT
Professor David Godschalk of the University of North Carolina was honored recently on the Chapel Hill campus. In the months since his passing last winter, many memories have come back to mind. I’d like to share a few of them.
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July 6, 2018, 9am PDT
A number of entry-level planners make tactical choices that lessen their chances of landing the best possible job. If you see yourself in these, please take note.
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June 2, 2018, 5am PDT
The 2019 National Planning Conference will introduce new tracks in Housing, Community and Economic Development; International, Comparative and Global Planning; Small Town and Rural Planning; and Academic and Professional Research.
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May 2, 2018, 2pm PDT
Community is built through altruism, but planners are taught to think of self interest as the biggest motivator of human behavior. How do we use planning skills to encourage public goods and community interest?
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November 9, 2017, 12pm PST
As part of Human Settlements Day at COP-23 on November 11, Planners for Climate Action will feature representatives of professional planners associations and planning school associations worldwide.
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May 19, 2016, 2pm PDT
The UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) has published a flagship report intended to inform preparation of the New Urban Agenda at the Habitat III meetings in Quito in October.
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May 7, 2016, 1pm PDT
Growing up in Rockaway, Queens led me to the planning profession, just as home town experiences lead many students to city planning. It's easy to forget why we became planners: we need to remember.
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June 24, 2015, 11am PDT
UN-Habitat's University Network Initiative (UNI) has launched a new web portal.
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May 1, 2015, 11am PDT
UN-Habitat has adopted International Guidelines for Urban and Territorial Planning intended to inform the United Nation's New Urban Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals.
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May 15, 2014, 1pm PDT
UN-Habitat is about to decide on Sustainable Development Goals for the next 20 years. The "Urban Goal" is in danger. Please learn more and act.
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